Dynamic Museum of Myths and Narratives: To Learn and To Teach The Community Through Languages. Re-Construction of KIRTADS Ethnological Museum and The Importance of Language Narratives. An Anthropo-Linguistics Study


Author: Shabarinath C. (Tribal Heritage Museum, India)
Speaker: Shabarinath C.
Topic: Anthropological Linguistics
CALA 2020 General Session


Abstract

Museum stands for a place which stores history dynamic. The museum stand for educate and entertain through the historic objects, myths etc. But often museums turn in to places of mere object exhibition. The basic element which makes a museum dynamic, is its internal and external narratives, myths and literatures. This thesis researches how do community narratives help to make museums live and dynamic. Thus this paper aims at a comparative study of the past and present curatorial narratives,the use of Linguistic Anthropology Philosophy and Politics. For that this research is planned to be done about Kirtads, the official museum of kerala govt.

Case study method is used for the study. The tools used include the unstructured, depth interview with questions, eveative professionals, researchers, community members and visitors. Recent studies prove that museums of earlier times remind us of theatres and often they appear derogatory. But modern museum have become dynamic at its very beginning itself using its intangible cultural elements and literary narratives. And the use of myths and literatures were proved to be its reasons.The strategy of collecting and translating the myths and stories of each community and the technique of using them for museum construction were also proved to be successful. In a nutshell, an accurate use of language and its narratives makes an emic perspective Anthropological museum realistic. This will be more democratic and can invite the community to immerse with the museum.Thus the visitors increase by time and museums turn in to research centres.

Keywords: Mueum. Myth